BAKU, October 23. /TASS/. Azerbaijani authorities close entry and exit in six districts of the country and the city of Mingachevir due to deteriorating epidemiological situation, the Cabinet anti-crisis center announced Friday.
"In order to reduce the virus spread rate and minimize its consequences, entry to Agstafa, Bilasuvar, Khachmaz, Ismailli, Qakh, Zaqatala districts and the city of Migachevir is closed starting October 24 00:00 [local time]," the announcement says, adding that an exception will only be made for special vehicles and cargo trucks.
Public transportation shuts down in all named districts besides the city of Mingachevir until November 2.
While the pandemic initially peaked in Azerbaijan in June, a new case spike has been registered since October 9. Last Thursday, Azerbaijan registered the highest daily case increase since January - 825 new cases.
According to the official statistics, a total of 48,221 cases have been registered in Azerbaijan, with 40,831 recoveries and 656 deaths.